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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 63,434 People

    You know your antidepressants are working

    when someone openly insults you, then you realize that you really don’t give a $hїẗ.
    adm1825 adm1825 22-25, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    MorgenFreeman MorgenFreeman 70+, T 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 31 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I used to be depressed

    because I hated myself for being ugly and gay. Proud to say I'm not anymore. I actually have learned to love myself. :) don't lose hope guys.
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    For the first time in a few weeks,

    I'm feeling like no one gives a crap about me.
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Men can't you read I don't add

    and talk to men sorry to disappoint you I am straight and I get on better with girls I get called names like a creep etc and I think to myself hang on there's girls out there who gets on with guys better and all you men talk to them being Pervy etc you don't complain you don't...
    charmingcutie charmingcutie 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm finally getting help.

    They will be changing my meds soon.
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Without being on meds,

    I don't even want to go to school, and lack the motivation to do so. I just don't see the point of going, or I actually just do not want to...and right now...that feeling wins. I know it's awful...It's the start of the semester and I have already missed 1 day in Public Speaking...
    rollingdoro rollingdoro 22-25, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    school just started and I'm already stressed.

    I thought I was getting bad during summer but I'm worse with the pressure and stress if school and finding a college and getting all that **** done. my anxiety attacks are happening almost every night and it's making me want to hurt myself so bad. the absolute worst part is- no...
    nornorrr nornorrr 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Just letting everyone know that

    if you need someone please message me I'm here for ya :]
    SportsGraphCollector SportsGraphCollector 22-25, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I still have ups and downs.

    When you start feeling down what do you do ?
    jcain739 jcain739 36-40, F 8 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Those days where for no reason you feel really

    bad, so you mentally assume that it's a feeling of guilt and that you must've done something wrong... You sometimes forget that a random feeling of guilt can be a symptom of depression, and that actually, you're okay.
    BluSkye11 BluSkye11 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    The past few days Iv felt off,

    not myself. I'm usually a happy person. I can feel I'm slipping...I know where this is going to lead. I can't do anything about it. I'm to far gone. The person I need to help me threw this isn't here. I am utterly alone.
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    AlyseJay AlyseJay 16-17, F 8 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Log entry into my die-ary.

    Just woke up. Its cold. I can't feel much at all. Except for a pinch in my lower back. Some feelings and emotions have slowed down Noe, its not like a freight train, but they be back like they always do.
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 20 Responses Jul 7

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I wish I could just leave this world.

    . Like into a permanent state of lucid dreaming so I can choose what I want and I can actually be happy. I guess the closest thing to that is death. At least ill finally be peaceful..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My life is so complicate.

    The one that I love doesn't love me. The one who love me that I don't love. Why things always happen like this way? I wish my life could be simpler.......
    scarlettTS scarlettTS 26-30, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    My depression is dragging me

    whether I want to or not back down.. Back to cutting.. I don't know how much longer I can go this the pain inside gets worse everyday.. I believe more and more of what people tell me.. Can't I just die?
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Head still feels like jelly.

    .. Whatever that damage I did too it I think I'll have to do it again... It really numbs the pain. Haven't done anything today, but meh. Someday I'll have that answer... The answer to end all my pain and suffering! I care not if they win by me being killed, cause I'll win by no...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    Girls I will always listen to you

    and I will never judge you :)
    charmingcutie charmingcutie 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I still don't know how I battle every day.

    Hallucinations getting worse. Just now as I was passing an empty I saw a faceless person. Great way to start a terrible week. I've been on going into a deep declining depression that I can't surface out of. Being with people only slows the pain. Being alone makes it worse but I...
    DaFufinator DaFufinator 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 31 Responses Jun 16

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    It's sad to say.. But I probably wouldn't be

    alive if it wasn't for ep..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    StarFox11 StarFox11 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    please message me i am hurting

    if you are in this group and helpful
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 39 Responses Aug 28

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